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Egypt solves its SCALP problem

9th February 2021 - 09:30 GMT | by Arie Egozi in Tel Aviv

An issue around selling a missile with US components seems to have been solved — either the US relented or MBDA was able to source an alternative.

Following a lengthy controversy, Dassault Rafale aircraft operated by the Egyptian Air Force (EAF) appear to have finally been armed with the MBDA SCALP long-range stand-off attack missile.

The EAF fleet includes 24 Rafales, the last of which arrived in July 2019, and Egypt was in advanced negotiations to purchase ...

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